Les Vignes, Abjat-sur-Bandiat

Call Us: +44 (0) 7961 304186

Email Us: lettings@abjat.co.uk


Abjat-sur-Bandiat has a lovely 8th Century church, two lively bars/restaurants and shops including a traditional boulangerie producing the best freshly baked baguettes in France (at least we think so)!!, butcher, and 'corner shop'. We are surrounded by lakes, some to fish in and others with a beach and safe swimming. One such lake, is at Saint Saud Lacoussiere just 6Km's away and many other attractions for a day out are easily reachable. Prehistoric caves abound, with paintings and other traces of life going back thousands of years before the pyramids were built. The whole area is steeped in history. Remember this is part of The Aquitaine with strong links to our own history. An English king, Henry II and his wife, the magnificent Eleanor of Aquitaine, ruled a kingdom which stretched from the Scottish border to Bordeaux. Their son was Richard I (the Lionheart); he was killed with an arrow in his chest just up the road from us while besieging the castle at Chalus.

There is a street market almost everyday of the week, somewhere local, with stalls piled high with everything from cherries as big as plums, foie gras and truffles, duck in all its forms and producers selling wine straight from the vineyard; without forgetting, of course, a myriad of locally made items from embroidered tablecloths to the local Limoges pottery.

Local Area

Just a 20-minute drive away is the magnificent medieval town of Brantome, with its Benedictine abbey. This lovely town, with its superb sight-seeing, market, restaurants and coffee shops is justly referred to as ‘The Venice of The Perigord’. Just down the road is Nontron, with its antique doll and knife museums, the medieval town of Bergerac or even the little village of Piegut-Pluviers (about 5km away) with its remains of the 12 century castle pillaged by King Richard.

For the active, you there is a wide range of local activities, including:

Market - Piegut-Pluviers

The local village of Piegut-Pluviers is just a few minutes’ drive away. The weekly market is held every Wednesday and is the largest in the Dordogne. With its wide range of fresh food and household goods, it is a ‘must visit’ for every holiday maker

Contact Us

  • Les Vignes
  • Le Bourg
  • Abjat-sur-Bandiat
  • 24300
  • France
  • Tel: +44 (0) 7961 304186
  • Email: lettings@abjat.co.uk